MyPillow founder Mike Lindell vows to sue DOJ, FBI after agency seized his cellphone: 'This has to stop'
Mike Lindell, the founder and CEO of the "MyPillow" franchise of products, has vowed to take unprecedented legal action against Joe Biden's Justice Department and FBI after he was stopped, harassed by agents, and had his cellphone confiscated recently.
According to reports, Lindell discussed the incident during a recent live stream interview. The New York Times reported
that Lindell was served a search warrant in connection with a Colorado county clerk named Tina Peters who has been charged by state officials regarding an alleged scheme to download information from election equipment following the stolen 2020 election.
“I have my own breaking news tonight,” Lindell told the audience watching on his Frank Speech social media platform
. “This afternoon I was, I went down hunting in Iowa for the early teal season with my friend this morning at 4 a.m. We got up headed down to Iowa. We were coming back and we stopped to get — go through a Hardee’s in Mankato, where I was born, in Mankato, Minnesota. And cars pulled up in front of us, to the side of us, and behind us, and I said, ‘Those are either bad guys or the FBI.’ It turns out they were the FBI.”
He said one of the agents informed him: "Well, I got some bad news. … we’re taking your cell phone, we have a warrant for your cell phone.”
Lindell said he initially balked at handing over his phone
“I run five companies off that, I don’t have a computer, my hearing aids run off this,” he said. “Everything runs off my phone.”
He added that he placed a phone call to a lawyer and the attorney told him he needed to hand over his phone.
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The New York Times reported that the FBI asked him about an image that was copied from a voting machine in Colorado and appeared on a website that Lindell operates.
A letter that agents gave Lindell asked him not to disclose the existence of the investigation but he decided to reveal it during his show’s livestream.
“Although the law does not require nondisclosure unless a court order is issued, we believe that the impact of any disclosure could be detrimental to the investigation,” the letter, signed by Aaron Teitelbaum, an assistant U.S. attorney, said.
Now, Lindell says he's filing a massive lawsuit against Biden's politicized Justice Department.
During an interview on Steve Bannon's Real America's Voice broadcast
, the MyPillow CEO said he has put together a team of “some of the best lawyers in the country,” including Alan Dershowitz, Andrew Parker, and Kurt Olson, “amongst others.”
“We are suing the United States government and the FBI. This isn’t just to get the phone back, this is my First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendment rights were broken… We aren’t going to put up with this, we aren’t going to be the Gestapo like in Nazi Germany. We’re being proactive,” Lindell told Bannon, then-President Donald Trump's former top political adviser who himself has been targeted by Biden's DOJ.
“I was on the phone with these attorneys, I said ‘no, I want to sue.’ … We have all the lawyers on the phone, they looked at all these statutes, we are going to go to places that no man has gone before. This will set a precedent. This has to stop,” Lindell stated further.
It has become apparent that Biden's politicized law enforcement agencies are not going to stop until they have every one of Trump's inner circle -- including Trump himself
-- behind bars. The country will explode.